Tesla Owners Get a New Update That Adds a Hands-Free Trunk Feature


Angle down icon An icon in the shape of an angle pointing down. Tesla’s update is available for the Model S and X made after 2021, and the upgraded Model 3. Brandon Bell/Getty Tesla’s new update enables a hands-free trunk that opens when you stand behind it.The feature works on Model S and Model X made in 2021 and after, and the upgraded Model 3.Other changes include access to Zoom video calls using the interior cabin camera and a trip progress bar.

Tesla owners will now be able to load their cars with a bit more ease.

The EV giant released a series of updates on Friday, according to Not a Tesla App and it includes a hands-free automatic trunk that opens when you stand behind it.

Tesla’s account on X, formerly Twitter, posted a video of the new feature in action on Thursday. The video shows a woman in a parking lot walking with a massive teddy bear. After a few seconds of the woman standing behind it, viewers can hear three chimes before the trunk opens.

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The trunk software update works on the Model S and Model X made in 2021 and after, and the upgraded Model 3.

With the software update, if you stand behind the trunk with the Phone Key unobstructed, you’ll hear chimes, and then your trunk will automatically open, according to the release notes.

Tesla owners must enable the feature in vehicle settings and ensure that phone settings allow for nearby interactions for the Tesla app.

So far, the update is only available to iPhone 11+ users with the Tesla app 4.3.0+. However, a future update will extend the feature to Android users, according to Not a Tesla App.

Another change in the software update allows owners to attend Zoom video calls from the car using the interior cabin camera. While you can only use the video feature if you’re parked, you can still use the app with audio only during driving mode.

Tesla owners can also monitor their trip progress in a bar on their display screen, and preview a clip of the Sentry Mode recording on their phone if the alarm vehicle is triggered.

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